Surrounded On All Sides – Five Lessons In Leadership From History

2017-05-10T12:23:50+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The 2013 Sydney Institute Dinner lecture was given by Dr Amanda Foreman, award-winning historian and international best-selling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (1998 Whitbread Prize for Biography) and A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War. Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire has been developed into a television documentary, a radio play starring Dame Judi [...]

Searching For Madeleine St John: The Craft Of Biography

2017-05-10T12:25:35+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Helen Trinca is an author and Managing Editor of The Australian. Her early books were co-written - Waterfront: The Battle that Changed Australia and Better than Sex: How a Whole Generation Got Hooked on Work. She has now published the biography of Australian expat writer Madeleine St John, title Madeleine  - The Life of Madeleine [...]

Sir Thomas Daly And Australia’s Military Commitments – From Tobruk To Vietnam

2017-05-10T12:25:49+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Jeffrey Grey, Professor History Program UNSW Canberra, is both teacher and author of Australian military history. His books have included A Military History of Australia (1990), Australian Brass: The Career of Lieutenant General Sir Horace Robertson (1992), 'Up Top': The Royal Australian Navy in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1955-1972 (1998) and The Australian Army: Volume I: [...]

Politics And The Australian Coal Industry: What’s Next?

2017-05-10T12:26:46+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Dr Nikki Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Coal Association. With the environmental debate entering a new phase where activists are no longer seeking to improve the environmental performance of industry but to shut entire sectors down, Nikki Williams has news for energy consumers – coal is necessary to sustain living standards and [...]

Introduction – Dr Amanda Foreman

2017-05-10T12:30:46+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Barry O’Farrell, Premier of New South Wales, gave the introduction to Dr Amanda Foreman at The Sydney Institute’s Annual Dinner 2013 on Tuesday 30 April. The premier highlighted not only Amanda Foreman’s contribution to history but also her keen interest in “liberty” and its paradoxes.  INTRODUCTION - DR AMANDA FOREMAN  BARRY O’FARRELL  Dr [...]

The Freedom Wars

2017-05-10T12:35:52+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Senator The Hon George Brandis is Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for the Arts Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate in the Abbott Shadow Ministry. In the Howard Government, Senator Brandis held the portfolio of Arts and Sport and was appointed Shadow Attorney-General by Opposition leader Brendan Nelson and continued to hold that [...]

In Defence Of Silliness, Prurience And Sedition – Being A Gossip Columnist

2017-05-10T12:36:39+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Rear Window columnist Joe Aston has taken the Sydney finance community by storm with his irreverent gossip write-ups in The Australian Financial Review. From Tasmania, Joe Aston turned up in Sydney to study at the UTS. He went on to work as an advisor to the Hon Joe Hockey and later for Qantas and Etihad [...]

US Policy Priorities and the ‘Rebalance’ to the Asia-Pacific

2017-05-10T12:21:46+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Washington DC Freeman Chair in China Studies, a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the US government on East Asia. Prior to joining CSIS, Bonnie Glaser served as a consultant for various US government offices, including the Departments of Defense and [...]

Geelong Grammar School and its Place in Australian History

2017-05-10T12:22:17+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Former Head of History at Geelong Grammar School, and curator and friend to a host of old boys and girls, Michael Collins Persse has helped to educate some 10,000 youngsters who have passed through its halls and playing fields, over the last 58 years. For many, Geelong Grammar School is a bastion of an elite [...]

Air Disaster Canberra

2017-05-12T19:51:57+10:0011 June 2013|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

After 11 years as a NSW state Liberal MP, Andrew Tink left parliament in 2007 to pursue his passion for history and writing. His first book, William Charles Wentworth, Australia’s greatest native son,  won “The Nib” CAL Waverly Award for Literature. He followed this with Lord Sydney - the life and times of Tommy Townshend [...]

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